Israel’s decision to freeze contacts with EU on Palestinian issue and petty acts of vengeance against few European states only increased European anger; main victims of Israel's policies are settlers.
Barak Ravid is the diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. He joined Haaretz in April 2007, covering the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense, dealing with issues such as U.S.-Israeli relations, EU-Israeli relations and the peace process.
Before joining Haaretz, Barak Ravid worked for two years for Maariv daily newspaper, spending a year covering the Palestinian Authority and a year as a diplomatic correspondent.
Ravid has a BA in the history of the Middle East from the University of Tel Aviv. He served for six years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, and concluded his service with the rank of captain. He and his wife live in Tel Aviv.
Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, the prime minister expressed hope that EU foreign ministers 'will not continue with the double standard against Israel.'
The prime minister added that Israeli policy remains as it was – to block Iran's path to a nuclear weapon.
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After criticism from Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Ministry employees, who demanded an apology, education minister seeks to make amends.
Iranian foreign minister to meet with John Kerry and EU's Federica Mogherini in Vienna before releasing statement on deal's implementation.
Israel working frantically to block pending resolution, expected to be published on Monday, that top officials says could lead to additional sanctions against Israeli settlements.
While Israel is fighting BDS, former diplomats are actively promoting boycotts abroad, education minister says; 'Foreign Ministry staff dutifully serving the state,' Netanyahu says in response.
Over 50,000 homes in Arab communities were built without a permit; local authorities say solution must be consensual rather than forced.
'I fail to understand how greater transparency is undemocratic,' prime minister says. Proposal requires organizations getting more than half their funding from foreign governments to wear tags in Knesset.